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Entertainment Is Johnny Depp Still a Bankable Movie Star?

02:00  04 november  2020
02:00  04 november  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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Though Johnny Depp has lost his libel lawsuit against U.K.'s The Sun this week and continues to struggle with personal scandals, Warner Bros. is sticking by him as a star of the third film in J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts" series (which is currently in production).

But the man who gained megastar status playing Captain Jack Sparrow and Gellert Grindelwald may be past his prime as a bankable movie star.

Since his debut as one of Freddy Krueger's victims in 1984's "Nightmare on Elm Street," Depp has racked up over $10 billion in career global box office grosses. Nearly half of that has come from Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, which earned Depp an Oscar nomination and catapulted him into the summer blockbuster elite through the 2000s. Two installments of the "Pirates" series — "Dead Man's Chest" in 2006 and "On Stranger Tides" in 2011 — grossed over $1 billion worldwide, as did Disney's remake of "Alice in Wonderland" in 2010, in which Depp played the Mad Hatter.

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In the 1990s, he was a different kind of film star – eloquent, artistic and cool. But this week, with the loss of his court case against the Sun, the dream has decisively soured.

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But over the last decade, Depp's bankability has waned. Between 2003 and 2011, he had six films that grossed over $400 million worldwide. Since then, he has had only two: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" with $788 million and "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" in 2018 with $651 million. (And though his character's name is in the title, Depp had only a supporting role.)


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In both cases, these sequels have underperformed compared to previous installments. While "Dead Men Tell No Tales" did well in China, its global grosses were down 25% from "On Stranger Tides," thanks in large part to domestic numbers that were the lowest in franchise history — $172 million, with inflation adjustment. "The Crimes of Grindelwald" saw a 20% drop from the $812 million global gross of the first "Fantastic Beasts," in which Depp only had a cameo.

Johnny Depp Loses UK Libel Suit, 'Wife Beater' Claim Called 'Substantially True'

  Johnny Depp Loses UK Libel Suit, 'Wife Beater' Claim Called 'Substantially True' A British court on Monday ruled against Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against the Sun tabloid newspaper over an August 2018 story that called the star a "wife-beater" in his relationship with now ex-wife Amber Heard. Justice Andrew Nicol said that News Group Newspapers and Sun executive editor Dan Wootton had proved that the tabloid's story was "substantially true." His ruling concluded, "I have found that the great majority of alleged assaults of Ms. Heard by Mr. Depp have been proved to the civil standard." The judge found evidence of 12 episodes of domestic violence and dismissed Depp's claim that Heard had "constructed a hoax.

Media consultants states that a bankable star is one of the "3 minimum ingredients to any film Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. Rajinikanth has been a megastar in the Tamil movie industry since the 70s. He is one of the highest

Now 57, Depp is an increasingly rare commodity for an industry facing substantial challenges: a franchise movie star also reckoned to be a With blockbusters out of the picture, Depp will require credible choices to establish himself as a veteran player worthy of the Oscar that has so far eluded him.

And Depp also racked up a string of costly flops, including 2013's "The Lone Ranger" ($260 million against a $225 million budget), 2015's "Mortdecai" ($30.3 million against a $60 million budget) and 2016's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" ($276 million against a $170 million budget).

"The Lone Ranger" and "Mortdecai" were both failed efforts to spark new franchises at a time when studios are focused on sequel-worthy properties. In this century, series like "Fast & Furious" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown that familiar IP often interest mainstream audiences more than individual stars.

And while the stain of a British court labeling him a "wife beater" could hurt his reputation — and make him persona non grata for film projects targeting family audiences, at least for now — many observers expect that Depp will be able to overcome his current challenges down the line.

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Johnny Depp has never seemed much interested in the phenomenon of his own stardom. That 's just as well given his current dismal run of flops. Stars are still what sell movies and one like Depp is regarded as an insurance policy against failure. As the Hollywood director Joel Schumacher once

Johnny Depp has lost his libel claim against a British newspaper which called him a "wife beater" in relation to allegations made during the star 's marriage The court, on Monday, found that while Depp had satisfied the necessary elements to bring a libel claim, The Sun newspaper had proven its words

"Most of the general public probably doesn't pay attention to the tabloid headlines and just focuses on (stars) as actors and whether they're interested in the films they are in," Box office analyst Shawn Robbins said. "Take a look at Will Smith. He was on top of the charts for years and years but then had a long lull. But then last year he came back in 'Aladdin' and had a huge hit when attached to a Disney remake."

For Depp, it may simply be that "Pirates of the Caribbean" and a "Harry Potter" prequel series are no longer the surefire hits they once were, and his struggles with finding hits beyond those proven franchises are simply ones facing plenty of other A-listers. Take Robert Downey Jr., whose first major post-Marvel film, "Dolittle," flopped earlier this year, earning just $250 million against a reported $175 million budget (before reshoots).

Johnny Depp Poses from Behind Bars with Film Festival Award Weeks After Losing Libel Suit .
The Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival said that Johnny Depp is "one of the most versatile performers of modern cinema"On Saturday, the 57-year-old actor accepted an award from the Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival, where he posed for a photo behind bars to accept the acting honor.

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